Carlow, Siphonodendron biostrome, Ireland (Carboniferous of Ireland)

Also known as Reef 3278

Where: Ireland (52.8° N, 6.9° W: paleocoordinates 5.3° S, 0.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Clogrenan Formation, Brigantian (336.0 - 326.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified bafflestone

• Siphonodendron biostrom with up to 4.5. m large colonies.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Primary reference: I. D. Somerville, P. Cozar, and S. Rodríguez. 2003. Late Viséan rugose coral faunas from south-eastern Ireland: composition, depositional setting and palaeoecology of Siphonodendron biostromes. Berichte des Institutes für Geologie und Paläontologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz 7:99 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34833: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 06.10.2003, edited by Falko Reichel

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Taxonomic list

 Productida - Monticuliferidae
 Auloporida - Syringoporidae
Syringopora sp. Goldfuss 1826 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Lithostrotionidae
Lithostrotion decipiens McCoy 1849 horn coral
Siphonodendron irregulare Phillips 1836 horn coral
Siphonodendron pauciradiale McCoy 1844 horn coral
up to 4.5. m across
Siphonodendron junceum Fleming 1828 horn coral
 Stauriida - Palaeosmiliidae
Palastraea regia horn coral
 Stauriida - Cyathopsidae
 Stauriida - Axophyllidae
Lonsdaleia duplicata Martin 1809 horn coral
Axophyllum densum horn coral
 Chaetetida - Chaetetidae
Chaetetidae indet. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 demosponge